5th grade vocab {science words}

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air mass

a large body of air with only small horizontal variations of temperature, pressure.and moisture

cirrus

white wispy clouds that a storm is coming

cumulus

white puffy cloudsthat meanfair weather

inertia

newton's 1 law of motion or the property of matter that keeps an object at rest or keep's it moving in a straight line

irrigation

a way of supplying water to an area of land

land breeze

a breeze thaat moves from the land to the water

meander

the bends in a river { s-shape}

niche

the role of an organism in it's habitat

photosynthesis

the prosses that plants use to make sugar/food

polar easterlies

blows cold air away from the pole

prevailing westerlines

wind all over the world

rain guage

a instrument used to measure rainfall

runoff

the water that moves over the earths surface

sea breeze

a breeze that moves from sea to land

stratus

dark gray clouds that bring rain

topographic map

a map taht shows elavation

tradewinds

the winds that blow moist air off the Atlantic Oceam

tributaries

smaller sttreams that flow into main rivers

updraft

a strong upward air current

high pressure

fair weather

low pressure

stormy weather

abiotic

a non-living organism

biotic

a living organism

coniferous tree

a tree that doesnt lose its leaves

decidiuous tree

a tree that loses its leaves

cold front

a front where cold air moves under warm air which is less dense and pushes air up(produces thunderstorms, heavy rain, or snow)

warmfront

a front where warm air moves over cold air and brings drizzling rain and then are followed by warm and clear weather

barometer

air pressure is measured with a barometer

thermometer

a thermometer can be measured 2 different ways 1 is the celsius scale and the 2 is the fahrenheit scale

friction

a force that opposes the motion of an object moving pass another

erosion

the picking up and carrying away of pieces of rocks

anemometer

a divice that measures wind speed

mommentum

the energy of an object that is moving

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